“Culture of Cruelty” was released publicly in Tucson, AZ at a press conference on Sept 21st, at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Tucson (4831 E. 22nd Street) – event held in English with Spanish translation.

manu chao poster

The “Culture of Cruelty” release was also  featured at the Phoenix, AZ

Resistance Festival with Manu Chao.

Free “Alto Arizona” Concert with the Comites del Defensa del Barrio, Tonatierra & NDLON
Lot Across from El Portal Restaurant,
W. Grant and S. 2nd Ave, Phoenix, AZ.
September 21, 2011





Other Events that took place around the Country:



What: Vigil, Rally

‬‪Where:‬ Boston City Hall Plaza

When: September 21st. 6:00PM EST

Event Description:

The UUA Standing on the Side of Love Campaign and UU Mass Action are joining Centro Presente, Boston New Sanctuary Movement & other faith and immigrant rights activists and allies for a vigil to stop the ICE Secure Communities (S-Comm) Program in Boston and to support Governor Patrick’s decision to keep Massachusetts out of this enforcement-only program and keep immigrant families together!

Hosted by: Centro Presente




What: Press Conference

Where: St. Anne’s Catholic Church, 1000 Sainte Anne Street, Detroit

When: Wednesday, September 21st, 11:30 AM EST

Event Description:

Father Tom Sepulveda, Pastor, St. Anne’s Church

Lena Masri, Council on American Islamic Relations

Representative of the office of Congressman John Conyers

Supportive Local Community and Faith Leaders

Advocates have documented a history of abusive enforcement by Border Patrol and the Office of Field Operations in Detroit, including racial and religious profiling, and harassment of community members at social service agencies. Community members are gathering Wednesday to raise questions about a Border Patrol enforcement action that took place at St. Anne’s Church during mass on July 25th.

Hosted By: Reform Immigration FOR America – Michigan


El Paso‬

What: Press Release


When: 11 a.m. Mountain Time

Event Description: Press Release

Live Stream the event:

Hosted By: Border Network for Human Rights


New York


What: Teach-in/Educational event

Where: NYU Kimmel Center, Room 903, 60 Washington Square South, New York, NY

When: 8pm EST, September 21

Event Description: San Francisco’s Horizontal Alliance of Very Organized Queers (HAVOQ) and local organizer and CCNY and New School Political Science Professor Jackie Vimo will join together to explore some of the multiple, intersecting and overlapping relationships between public space, identity, migration, prisons, police, borders, and labor. The event is part of the Undoing Borders speaking tour. The tour is in support of the document “Undoing Borders: A Queer Manifesto,” which explores some of the ways sexualities and gender identities are related to how we think about borders and boundaries.

Members of the New York Borderlands Collective will also discuss A Culture of Cruelty: Abuse and Impunity in Short-Term Border Patrol Custody, a new report from No More Deaths that details the outstanding systemic abuse that migrants regularly suffer at the hands of the Border Patrol. The speakers will discuss the ways that border militarization and the normalization of abusive tactics mirrors the borders and abuses that regulate sexual expression and migration even far away from the U.S.-Mexico border.

Hosted by: The NY Borderlands Collective



What: News Conference

Where: Wisconsin State Capitol

When: 11 a.m. CST Wednesday the 21st

Event Description:

Speakers include Wisconsin Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights, Voces de la Frontera, the Interfaith Coalition for Worker Justice, Latinos United for Change and Advancement (LUChA), the ACLU of Wisconsin and the Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of Madison.